DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING
Consumption in real time depends on vehicle usage conditions, equipment fitted and the user’s driving style. To optimise fuel consumption, please refer to the following advice.
Depending on the vehicle, you will be provided with functions which enable you to lower the energy consumption:
- charge meter;
- the driving style indicator;
- the journey record and eco-driving advice via the multimedia screen;
- ECO mode, activated by the ECO button.
If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation system provides additional information.
The presence and display of this information depends on the type of ambiance selected DISPLAYS AND INDICATORS.
(on the instrument panel)
The charge meter gives the driver a real-time view of the vehicle’s energy consumption.
Blue “Energy recovery” A usage zone
When driving, if you lift your foot off the accelerator pedal or apply the brake, the motor generates electrical current during deceleration, and this energy is used to slow down the vehicle and recharge the traction battery.
Optimum use zone 0
Indicates nil consumption.
Green “recommended consumption” B usage zone
The traction battery supplies the electrical energy required for the motor to move the vehicle.
“Consumption not recommended” white use zone C
Indicates high energy consumption.
Driving style indicator
Informs you about the driving style adopted in real time. This is shown by indicator light 1.
The more petals displayed on 1, the more your driving is flexible and economical.
If you regularly monitor this indicator, you will reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption.
To activate/deactivate the driving style indicator, press switch 2 as many times as necessary to reach the Data tab.
Press the 3 or 4 switch to access the indicator menu, then confirm by pressing 5 “OK”.
For vehicles fitted with this, once the engine is switched off, a Journey Record is displayed on the multimedia screen 6. This record shows the information relating to your last journey:
- average energy consumption;
- number of miles/kilometres travelled;
- an overall grade taking into account acceleration, braking anticipation and your skill in managing speed;
- advice to enable you to improve your rating.
For more information, refer to the equipment user guide.
Using the information available on your navigation system (traffic information, nearest charging station, etc.) makes it easy to manage your journey.
ECO mode is a function which optimises vehicle range. It acts upon certain consumer systems in the vehicle (power steering etc.) and on some driving actions (acceleration, cruise control, deceleration etc.).
Activating the function
Press the switch 7.
The 8 warning light comes on on the instrument panel.
While driving, it is possible to exit the ECO mode temporarily in order to improve engine performance.
To do this, press the accelerator pedal firmly and fully. The warning light 8 flashes on the instrument panel for the duration of the operation.
ECO mode is reactivated when you take pressure off the accelerator pedal.
Disabling the function
Press the switch 7.
Warning light 8 goes out on the instrument panel.
With ECO mode on, the vehicle speed is limited to approximately 62 mph (100 km/h).
Cruise control switches to standby each time ECO mode is activated or deactivated CRUISE CONTROL.